fulminating

Running a rapid course, worsening quickly.

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ful·mi·nat·ing -.nāt-iŋ adj fulminant <\fulminating infection>
ful·mi·na·tion .fu̇l-mə-'nā-shən, .fəl- n

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adj.
describing a condition or symptom that is of very sudden onset, severe, and of short duration.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • fulminating — adjective Etymology: from present participle of fulminate (I) 1. : exploding with a vivid flash : thundering 2. : hurling denunciations, menaces, or censures a fulminating bishop 3 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fulminating — Fulminate Ful mi*nate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fulminated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fulminating}.] [L. fulminatus, p. p. of fulminare to lighten, strike with lightning, fr. fulmen thunderbolt, fr. fulgere to shine. See {Fulgent}, and cf. {Fulmine}.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fulminating — adjective Date: 1626 1. hurling denunciations or menaces 2. explosive 3. fulminant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fulminating — adjective a) explosive b) Describing any sudden and severe (often fatal) inflammation …   Wiktionary

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  • fulminating — adjective Medicine (of a disease or symptom) develop suddenly and severely. → fulminate …   English new terms dictionary

  • fulminating — fulminant; = fulgurant; adj. describing a condition or symptom that is of very sudden onset, severe, and of short duration …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Fulminating oil — Fulminating Ful mi*na ting, a. 1. Thundering; exploding in a peculiarly sudden or violent manner. [1913 Webster] 2. Hurling denunciations, menaces, or censures. [1913 Webster] {Fulminating oil}, nitroglycerin. {Fulminating powder} (Chem.) any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fulminating powder — Fulminating Ful mi*na ting, a. 1. Thundering; exploding in a peculiarly sudden or violent manner. [1913 Webster] 2. Hurling denunciations, menaces, or censures. [1913 Webster] {Fulminating oil}, nitroglycerin. {Fulminating powder} (Chem.) any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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